Square Enix’s first Final Fantasy 7 Remake installment is reportedly coming to the next Nintendo Switch console. Reportedly targeting above-PS4 quality, the massive Square Enix RPG is said to be a launch title for the new Nintendo Switch 2.
With official Nintendo Switch 2 dev kits in the hands of studios, the launch library of the next-gen handheld/console hybrid is currently in the works. But what titles are coming to the new system on launch day?
According to leaker ‘I'm a Hero Too’, Square Enix is planning a full release of Final Fantasy 7 Remake on the new platform. The leaker also claimed that the new hardware will include a camera, is fully backwards compatible, but features a slightly different, larger cartridge design.
The leaker’s claims are a tad superfluous, claiming that the port looks “like a PS5 game on a Switch 2 dev kit”. However, there is no reason why the next-gen Switch hardware couldn’t run a version of the Final Fantasy game, and it should have numerous advantages over the original PS4 release.
With the Nintendo Switch 2 expected to house PS4-level power in a handheld form, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is surely possible. Furthermore, with the next-gen portable expected to use fast flash memory storage instead of a mechanical hard drive, it should do so with faster load times, and less texture pop-in.
However, the leaker’s claims do not mention if the game will be a complete package, or if it’ll be split up. On PS4 and PS5, Final Fantasy 7 Remake was followed up by an expansion featuring Yuffie known as Intergrade. This version of the game was eventually ported to PC.
With the Nintendo Switch 2 set to release in 2024, a launch release of Final Fantasy 7 Remake would be a strong start for the console’s next generation of releases.
However, while the Nintendo Switch 2 may be closely approaching, the library of the first console is still expanding. Currently, Nintendo has numerous exclusive games in development including Super Mario Wonder, Super Mario RPG Remake and an untitled Princess Peach game.
Furthermore, Metroid Prime 4 is still in development, but that’s expected to be released for the next-gen console.